Don’t Feed the Animals

23 09 2016

don't feedThe food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever in its history.

Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of the Department of Agriculture, asks us to “Please Do Not Feed the Animals,” because the animals may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves. (Thanks to Dave McCurdy for this.)

Does anyone notice a disconnect here?

This bothers me on three levels. First, is the obvious fact that our government is systematically creating total dependence on its services. Between welfare and government employees, 50% of Americans now depend directly on the government for their “daily bread”. The transfer from depending on God to man is breathtakingly arrogant, and is accelerating.

Second, this creates a “demanding spirit”. Derek Prince, Bible teacher and mentor, used a profound phrase: “You can never satisfy a demanding spirit”. A genuine, sincere request can be answered. But once people get something for nothing, they always want more.Hell and Destruction are never full; So the eyes of man are never satisfied. Proverbs 27:20 There is a satanic spirit behind the demands. It is also illustrated in the demands of terrorists. All attempts to meet their demands are only answered with more demands. Appeasement is a dead end.

Third, never cast your pearls before swine. Jesus taught, that not valuing your gestures, they would turn and attack you! Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you. Matthew 7:6

There is a place for food stamps for truly needy people, but it should have the goal of independence rather than unending dependence. The same can be said of nearly unlimited unemployment benefits. There are now operational plans where the benefits lead to actual employment. For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:10

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(This post is from Best of Elisha Vision – March 1, 2012)

Obama’s Unknown Language re: Orlando

14 06 2016

Obama - Orlando“It appears that the shooter was inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the internet.” President Obama on the Orlando bloodbath. ABC NEWS 6-13-16

Some speak in generalities by ignorance, others by intention. President Obama intentionally obscures meaning by speaking generalities. He has perfected the “art form” of speaking without saying anything. Consider his explanation of the Orlando shooter’s motive. While this might be an effective tool of discussion in a philosophy class, it is unhelpful from the leader of the free world.

Even lifeless instruments like the flute or the harp must play the notes clearly, or no one will recognize the melody. And if the bugler doesn’t sound a clear call, how will the soldiers know they are being called to battle? It’s the same for you. If you speak to people in words they don’t understand, how will they know what you are saying? You might as well be talking into empty space. 1 Corinthians 14:7-9 NLT

This Scripture is about speaking in tongues without interpretation, but the logic is the same. Where is the clear trumpet sound from our leaders? No wonder the nation is so angry. Recently, I heard the Lord say that anger is on the surface, but the real emotion is a deep visceral fear gripping many. Even President Roosevelt said: “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” That was clear and to the point. This President won’t even name the enemy.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT

We should always pray for our leaders, and especially in this election year. Here is the Bible definition of a Holy Spirit leader, referring to the Messiah. Let’s pray for this Spirit for our leaders.

And the Spirit of Yehovah will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of Yehovah. Isaiah 11:2 NLT

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US Admin says Jerusalem Not in Israel

8 06 2015

Supreme CourtUS Supreme Court: Jerusalem-born Americans can’t list Israel as birthplace: WASHINGTON (AP) — The US Supreme Court struck down a disputed law Monday that would have allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their US passports in an important ruling that underscores the president’s authority in foreign affairs.

U.S. top court backs Obama, invalidates Jerusalem passport law

Supreme Court strikes down ‘born in Jerusalem’ passport law

This is a serious slap in the face to Israel, but even more to the God of Israel. I tremble when I think of the possible repercussions to America. This is as big in my eyes as the US pressure for Israel to withdraw from Gaza that led to Hurricane Katrina and the collapse of Ariel Sharon.

Last month I wrote several blogs about President Obama refusing to meet “face to face” with PM Netanyahu until after the Iran deal. It was about God’s judgments getting personal. That was followed by a serious humiliation to the President who called a major summit of six Arab Gulf states and four of the six refused to meet “face to face,” including Saudi Arabia. That was personal.

This action of the US Supreme Court siding with President Obama and overturning the Law of the US Congress is a national shame. Therefore I am very concerned that we will quickly see a national judgment. What audacity! What gives us the right to tell Israel where their capital should be? Since it is a governmental decision from our capital city rejecting Israel’s capital city (and God’s chosen city) it may come as a direct judgment on Washington, DC. Pray for mercy!

For thus says Yehovah of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye. Zechariah 2:8 NKJV

After a period of glory, Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies sent me against the nations who plundered you. For he said, “Anyone who harms you harms my most precious possession.” Zechariah 2:8 NLT

“Since the day that I brought My people out of the land of Egypt, I have chosen no city from any tribe of Israel in which to build a house, that My name might be there, nor did I choose any man to be a ruler over My people Israel. Yet I have chosen Jerusalem, that My name may be there, and I have chosen David to be over My people Israel.” 2 Chronicles 6:5-6

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God is Not Mocked

14 05 2015

Arab summit 5-15Today, President Obama is hosting a humiliating “Summit of Arab Leaders” in Washington, DC. The problem is that six heads of government were invited and only two showed up. (This is a follow-up to my two-part commentary of March 28 and March 30 where I pointed out that by publicly dishonoring the Prime Minister of Israel, President Obama would reap what he sowed.)

Our President had petulantly announced to the world that he would not meet Israeli PM Netanyahu face to face again until the Iran talks were over because Netanyahu would always just “vent” about Iran. So today, the King of Saudi Arabia is not meeting face to face with President Obama. Experts attribute this to the Saudi displeasure with the Iran deal.

The most notable absence from the meeting is Saudi King Salman. On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that the king was skipping the summit, just two days after the White House said he was coming…The White House and Saudi officials insist the king is not snubbing Obama. But Salman’s conspicuous absence comes amid indisputable signs of strain in the long relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia, driven not only by Obama’s Iran overtures, but also the rise of Islamic State militants and a lessening US dependency on Saudi oil. Times of Israel

Leaders of Gulf nations to embarrass Obama, skip US summit; administration denies ‘snub’
Experts seem to agree that it is humiliating to the President. The White House tried to spin a different interpretation, but failed. I am amazed at how quickly this came back against President Obama. My point was simply that some of God’s judgments are national, but some are very personal. The personal dishonor directed against Israel’s Prime Minister indeed came back as personal dishonor to President Obama.

Therefore, I repeat this immutable truth of Scripture.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Galatians 6:7

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When God’s Judgments Get Personal #2

30 04 2015

Time 1968

Time Magazine’s new cover story highlights the comparison with today’s riots in Baltimore, Ferguson and elsewhere with the race riots in 1968. But this has been spiritually decreed by President Obama. For several years now he has demanded that Israel accept the “1967 borders” via a two-state solution. (I wrote about it in 2011, here.)He demands that Israel go back to the borders BEFORE the June ’67 Six Day War. Those were not borders then, but the armistice lines from 1949 at the end of Israel’s Independence War.

In decreeing a return to 1967, President Obama spoke the actual judgment, not on Israel, but on the United States. In my previous post I quoted Genesis 12:3. By demanding Israel accept the indefensible lines of 1967, he has opened the door for the US to face racial violence not seen since 1967-68.

But there is an even more serious personal consequence. By declaring he will not see Netanyahu face to face until after an Iran agreement, the President has sounded perilously close to the Pharaoh of Egypt during the Exodus. Consider this text:

But Yehovah hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go. Then Pharaoh said to him, “Get away from me! Take heed to yourself and see my face no more! For in the day you see my face you shall die!” So Moses said, “You have spoken well. I will never see your face again.” Exodus 10:27-29
I am not making this up. Will President Obama ever meet face to face with Prime Minister Netanyahu again? Read it for yourself. Does it apply to the present standoff? I don’t know, but it is eerily similar, and we need to pray for mercy!

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(I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah! (for deeper study click here.)

When God’s Judgments Get Personal

28 04 2015

Obama and NetanyahuPresident Obama has gone beyond the pale in his personal vendetta against Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Obama Refuses to Meet Netanyahu Until Iran Talks End Telling Jewish leaders that Netanyahu would just vent about Iran during a meeting, Obama says he will only see PM face-to-face after June. Israel National News

For years I have understood a principle of God’s judgments on America. We know that God promised to defend Israel:

“I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3

Since the US is a democracy, we are responsible for those whom we elect. When our officials stand against Israel, the entire country reaps the consequences. This has been itemized quite clearly in an excellent book, Eye T0 Eye, by William Koenig.

However, there is a different standard when it gets personal. President Obama has gone beyond the pale in his personal vendetta against Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu. Our President is not observing international protocol in his personal attacks. How ironic that he accused the Prime Minister of violating protocol by accepting the invitation to speak to Congress. Now the hypocrisy is exposed.

Because President Obama has made it so personal, I believe he will personally suffer God’s displeasure.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Galatians 6:7

Please understand that I am not cursing anyone! There are simply Biblical truths that play out by themselves, like gravity. What goes up, must come down. You don’t apply gravity, you experience it. So it is with sowing and reaping. Three facts are clear with sowing.

1. You always reap what you sow.

2. You always reap later than you sow.

3. You always reap more that you sow.

I am genuinely concerned about the fruit of our President’s anger with Benjamin Netanyahu. We need to pray for God’s mercy and understanding. Don’t be caught off guard by truth.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Commander of the Straw Man Army

6 02 2015

Dry Bones Israel TiedPresident Obama is adept at using a “straw man” to shift an argument, from the real issue to one he can easily refute. It is a form of sleight of hand. He has made an international incident over the invitation for Israel’s Prime Minister to address a joint session of Congress on March 3.

A straw man is a common type of argument and is an informal fallacy based on the misrepresentation of an opponent’s argument. To be successful, a straw man argument requires that the audience be ignorant or uninformed of the original argument. The so-called typical “attacking a straw man” argument creates the illusion of having completely refuted or defeated an opponent’s proposition by covertly replacing it with a different proposition (i.e., “stand up a straw man”) and then to refute or defeat that false argument (“knock down a straw man”) instead of the original proposition. Wikipedia

Perhaps my thoughts will inspire someone to produce an analysis of the President’s use of the straw man. Today I want to use the example of PM Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. Speaker Boehner is accused of some horrific “breach of protocol” for inviting the PM without informing the White House. Even if conceding a breach occurred, it certainly did not rise to the level of an international incident (which the President has created). Leaving aside the contentious relationship the President has developed with our closest Middle East ally, there is a simple answer to why he chose this battle at this time.

It is not about protocol. It’s about Iran. The US is forcing a bad agreement that will allow Iran to still end up with nuclear weapons. This threatens the very existence of Israel. Netanyahu will make the case to Congress. Given their recent advances in ICBM technology, now the US is in range.

Congress wants to vote more sanctions against Iran. The Democrats want to postpone the vote till after the negotiations on March 24. The President does not want Congress or the American people to hear the Israeli objections till after the deal is done.

A second straw man was also used. The President says the speech is too close too Israel’s elections. Yet, the National Field Director of the President’s 2012 re-election campaign is now working for the Israeli opposition, in an effort to unseat Prime Minister Netanyahu. The hypocrisy is breathtaking.

Top Obama Aid Working to Defeat Israeli Right

President Obama, VP Biden and Secretary Kerry all refuse to even meet with the Prime Minister while he is in Washington. Now, Vice President Biden will not even attend the speech, because “The Vice President’s office expects that the vice president will be traveling abroad during the joint session of Congress,” a US official said

UPDATE! Biden Meets Herzog in Munich A day after announcing he would boycott PM Netanyahu’s speech, Vice President Joe Biden met Israeli opposition leader MK Yitzhak Herzog in Munich. Not influencing the election???

Finally, there is a growing boycott of the speech by Democrats. What in the world is going on with this Administration? Is the Democratic Party turning against Israel?

Dems confront Israel, raising Netanyahu speech stakes

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. In that day,” says Yehovah, “I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness; I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength in Yehovah of hosts, their God.’ In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a fire-pan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place—Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:2-6

Is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that “fiery torch”?

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (READ MORE)

(I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah! (for deeper study click here.)

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